Dining Room Organization

If you’re like me, sometimes staying organized can be difficult. Especially in rooms such as the dining room, where table space tempts us to put miscellaneous items like shopping bags or those books that need to be returned to the library. Luckily, Laura Gaskill over at Houzz has some great tips for organizing a dining room and the best part? First, she says it helps to start on a weekend and then slowly finish throughout the week, keeping the task from becoming overwhelming. 

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As you move from decluttering to deep cleaning and finally to setting the table and using it, her tips are really helpful. Here are a few that I loved:

Tarnished silver? Line a pan with aluminum foil, add boiling water and baking soda, then soak several pieces at a time.

Make space for your favorite everyday pieces.

Dimmer switches are a “must-have” for dining room lighting.

“Keep a bowl of blessings or inspiring quotes written on slips of paper for reading aloud before dinner."

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Happy Organizing!

Looking to Invigorate Your Home? Try Red!

Becky Dietrich over at Houzz put together some stunning ideas to incorporate what she calls "the power suit" of color palettes into your home: red. A color that truly pops, red is a versatile color with a number of shades and there are a number of ways to use it. A few of my favorite ideas are using it on the front door...

or encompassing multiple shades in a few accent pieces...

or going bold and putting it right on your walls!

Red is a powerful color that is sure to invigorate any how will you use red?